Beautiful Delilah

Written by: Chuck Berry

Published by: Isalee Music Co. (BMI)

Lyrics:

Beautiful Delilah, sweet as apple pie
Always gets a second look from fellas passing by
Every time you see her, she's with a different guy
Beautiful Delilah, that's the reason why

Rebecca don't allow me fool around with you
You are so tantalizing, you just can't be true

Beautiful Delilah, dressed in the latest styles
Swinging like a pendulum, walking down the aisle
Sees so many guys, speaks so low and mild
One day she will marry, settle down, after a while

Rebecca don't allow me, fool around with you
You are so tantalizing, you just can't be true

Beautiful Delilah, bathing in the sun
Audience of 17, and noticed not a one
Local Casanova who wouldn't be outdone
Let her steal his heart away, she break it just for fun

Rebecca don't allow me, fool around with you
You are so tantalizing, you just can't be true

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:04), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kinks 2 Oct, 1964 UK Pye NPL 18096 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me Nov 1964 USA Reprise R 6143 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Beautiful Delilah/Too Much Monkey Business Jan 1965 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 302 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Beautiful Delilah/Stop Your Sobbing Jul 1965 South Africa Pye (Teal Record Co.) PY 36 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Kinks 7 Jan, 1966 UK Golden Guinea GGL 0357 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks 1968 Brazil Musidisc MINI 29 7" vinyl Mini-LP, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks 27 Feb, 1970 UK Pye NPL 18326 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Nov 1979 UK Pye NPL 18096 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me Apr 1980 UK Pye NSPL 18615 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Dec 21, 1982 Japan PRT SP20 5023 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
20th Anniversary Edition 13 Aug, 1984 USA Complete CPL-2-2003 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Kovers 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7253 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 482 CD
Anthology - Unfinished Business 9 Nov, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESS CD 584 2 CD set
Unfinished Business - Dave Davies Kronikles, 1963|1998 12 Jan, 1999 USA Meta Media/Velvel 63467-79718-2 2 CD set
Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD025 CD
Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

stereo mix (2:04), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kinks 2 Oct, 1964 UK Pye NSPL 83021 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me Nov 1964 USA Reprise RS 6143 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Size 1965 South Korea CSJ 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks 7 Jan, 1966 UK Golden Guinea GSGL1 0357 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Apr 1973 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch HMA 244 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks, Vol. 2 5 Oct, 1973 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 558 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 3 Feb, 1984 UK PRT KINK 2 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection 27 Sep, 1985 UK Collector Series/Castle Communications CCSLP 113 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection Jun 1987 UK Castle Communications CCSCD 113 CD
Kinks Dec 1987 UK PRT PYC 6002 CD
You Really Got Me 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R1 70315 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R2 70315 CD
A Golden Hour Of The Kinks May 1991 UK Knight KGHCD 146 CD
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEECD 329 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
The Album That Never Was Jun 1994 Germany PRT (Castle Communication) CNC 4021-2 CD
The Kinks Remastered 28 Mar, 1995 UK Castle Communications ESB CD 268 3 CD set
Kinks (You Really Got Me) And Kinda Kinks 13 Aug, 1996 USA Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 679 CD
Kinks Size 20 Aug, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD299 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set

alternate mono mix (2:08), recorded 17, 18, 24, 25 Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix, recorded 26 or 29 Nov, 1997 at The Bottom Line, New York City
Rock Bottom - Live At The Bottom Line 27 Jun, 2000 USA Meta Media/Koch Records KOC-CD-8087 CD


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